As with many Disney movies, the music in this live-action adaptation is as central a character as any of the leads. And the introduction of three new songs — “Days in the Sun,” “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and “Evermore” — made the payoff that much more rewarding.
It certainly didn’t hurt that Emma and her co-star Dan Stevens gave goosebump-inducing performances.
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Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney’s best animated classics, and we won’t even tell you how many times we saw Emma Watson‘s live-action version this weekend.
We weren’t disappointed. Not only does the new film live up to the animated version’s magical, beautiful nature, but it far surpasses it, most notably in the character of Belle.
Belle has always been unusual for an old-school Disney princess: She loves to read, she’s brave, and she’s fiercely independent. Still, Emma‘s version is even better: she plays the character as stronger, quirkier, and with even more resolve.
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The details are all in Emma‘s hair. Make sure to look closely at the photos and you’ll see the gold pieces in the shape of birds in her hair!
In one of the magical moments of the movie that happens right before the “Beauty and the Beast” ballroom scene, Garderobe (Audra McDonald) uses her powers to make Belle the yellow gown. The look is completed when gold pieces float down from the ceiling and attach themselves to the dress and her hair.
Make sure to look for the moment when you see Beauty and the Beast in theaters!
Emma recently opened up about how her character Belle’s love of books holds an important hidden meaning.
“[Books are] so powerful and they have the ability to change your life and your outlook, and this story really speaks to that, the sacred nature of books and their ability to transport you and empower you,” she told Mashable.
Emma added, “We still live in a world where there are probably over 80 million girls who won’t get to go to school just because of their gender.”
FYI: Emma is wearing Christopher Kane.
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